(December 31, 2007 - Insidermedicine) Welcome to Insidermedicine's If I Had, where we get a chance to ask an expert what they would do if they had a medical condition.
Today, I have the pleasure of introducing Dr. Fred Lenz, MD, the director of functional neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Lenz has revolutionized the understanding of human thalamic organization and has been involved in the introduction of new treatments for movement disorders. His work has revealed that both chronic pain and movement disorders can reorganize the thalamic representation of the body. His studies have also refined techniques used to make deep brain stimulation a viable option for patients with movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease.
We asked Dr. Lenz for his thoughts on what to do if you have a tremor that is suggestive of Parkinson's Disease.